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How Elizabeth Warren Beat A Student Loan Giant

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.31.2015 | Business

Two years ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren demanded to know why a government-sponsored bank meant to expand homeownership was instead lending money on...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Sends More Student Borrowers To Firm Just Penalized By DOJ

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

The Education Department has rewarded a former Sallie Mae unit with more taxpayer-provided business even after the loan servicer, now known as Navient...

Could an Adopt-a-Loan Program Take a Bite Out of Student Debt?

Adam Levin | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Adam Levin

The private sector adopts all sorts of things -- highways, parks, medians, pets, pet projects -- so why not student loans? With the right tax incentives, an Adopt-a-Loan program could help ease the current financial quagmire of $1.3 trillion in student loan debt.

Here's How To Reach The Senators Who Voted Against Debt Relief To Student Loan Borrowers

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender & Nick Wing | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 56-38 against a measure that would have helped millions of Americans with expensive student loans. The measure, prop...

Shahien Nasiripour

Senate Blocks Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Refinancing Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

The Senate on Wednesday declined to approve a measure that would have enabled millions of Americans with expensive student loans to refinance into che...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama To Endorse Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Monday will throw his support behind a new proposal to dramatically revamp the federal student loan program, according to th...

Elizabeth Warren Pressing Congress On Student Loan Debt

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers looking ahead to the November elections are putting renewed focus on education, tackling issues on Capitol Hill this wee...

Shahien Nasiripour

Major Education Groups Pressure Arne Duncan To Crack Down On Sallie Mae

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Student borrowers can't expect the basic consumer protections provided to millions of Americans who take out loans because the Department of Education...

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Education Department Finds Numerous Problems At Sallie Mae, Levies No Fines

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education has declined to levy any fines on student loan giant Sallie Mae despite secret determinations over the past 10 years ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Is The Education Department A 'Lapdog'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education risks becoming a “lapdog” as a result of recent actions toward financial companies such as Sallie Mae, Sen. Eliza...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Slow To Recover Millions From Sallie Mae

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education has not yet recouped some $22 million in allegedly improper payments to Sallie Mae, despite a four-year-old recommend...

Not So Fast, Senator! How to Really Solve The Student-Loan Debt Crisis

Daniel A. Austin | Posted 12.09.2013 | College
Daniel A. Austin

The real cost of student loans is the transformation of higher education from a price-elastic (price-sensitive) commodity to a price-inelastic one. As the price of higher education has increased at three times the consumer price index, students have coped by taking out more loans, while the delinquency and default rate is 20 percent and rising.

Tyler Kingkade

Elizabeth Warren Calls For Big Changes To Student Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- College graduates struggling to repay their student loans should have an easier time getting their debt eliminated if they go into bankruptc...

Senate Taking Up Measure Blasted By Warren

Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Lower interest rates on all student loans are in sight. The Senate was set to take up a b...

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren Calls Student Loan Profits 'Morally Wrong' As Federal Student Debt Tops $1 Trillion

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration and Congress are not helping students, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) charged Wednesday, reaping record profits off the fede...

Sen. Warren Uses CBO Numbers -- and Still Gets Dinged by the WaPo Fact Checker

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.10.2013 | Media
Jared Bernstein

Sen. Warren, in an argument in support of affordable student loans, used official CBO numbers based on sound and accurate accounting, yet was scored by the WaPo factchecker as getting the numbers half-wrong. Huh?

More Support For Elizabeth Warren's Idea

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

More than 1,000 college professors from 568 higher education institutions around the country have signed a letter calling on Congress to pass legislat...

Warren's Idea More Popular Than Anyone Else's

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Legislation from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to reform the federal college loan program has garnered more support than any other proposal, with si...

Poll Reveals Broad Support For Treating Students As Well As Banks

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

A vast majority of voters want Congress to maintain the interest rates on federal student loans at their current level or lower them, a poll released ...

Warren's First Bill Already Seeing Strong Wave Of Support

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

A little more than two weeks after introducing her first bill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is already seeing a wave of strong support. Back on ...

Needed: A Mass Movement for College Debt Relief

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The student loan program calls attention to the double standards of debt relief. Corporations are able to declare bankruptcy under Chapter 11 and write off old loan -- but college debt follows former students literally to the grave even if they go bankrupt. Big banks have gotten trillions of dollars of debt relief from the TARP program and the Federal Reserve's program of buying toxic assets from banks. But there is no debt relief for students and former students. Can't we build a movement around that? Refinancing of college debt would put the money to better use and provide an immediate stimulus to the economy. Pete Peterson and company love to invoke generational justice when they propose cutting Social Security. But debt relief for students and former students would introduce some generational fairness right now. Why doesn't the corporate-led "Fix the Debt Campaign," yet another group promoted by Peterson, start demanding that we fix the college debt?

Warren Buzz Grows With Winning Playbook

National Journal | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

At a time when millennials are growing increasingly cynical toward government and politics, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is showcasing a playbo...

Elizabeth Warren's Petition Garners More Than 250,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is by no means alone in her belief that the U.S. government should give college students the big-bank treatment. M...

Widespread Student Loan Sacrifices Bolster Elizabeth Warren's Argument

Posted 05.09.2013 | Business

A survey released early Thursday reveals the stunning sacrifices increasing numbers of Americans are making in order to pay off their student loans. T...

Shahien Nasiripour

Consumer Agency Calls For Student Debt Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

Households struggling under the weight of student debt burdens moved one step closer to a lifeline Wednesday, after the federal consumer regulator sug...